Composer - Cellist
Caerwen is a cellist and composer who works internationally as a new music specialist and improviser. Caerwen has worked at some of the world's major festivals and venues in Australia, USA, Western Europe, Scandanavia, The Balkans, South Africa, Japan, Taipei and New Zealand with internationally celebrated musicians, composers, film directors and actors. Caerwen is the artistic director of Silo String Quartet, which she founded in 1998. Current ensembles include Arcko Symphonic, Silo String Quartet, Sophie Koh, Bolt Ensemble, Ruth Roshan Tango Noir, The Modern Post Quartet, and The Birds Duo with Elissa Goodrich. She has previously worked with artists such as Claire Bowditch, John Butler, Missy Higgins, Dan Sultan, Lou Bennett, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Jimmy Little, James Henry, Paul Kelly, Guy Pearce, Silvie Paladino, David Hobson, Kane Alexander, Marina Prior, Naked Raven, Hugh Jackman, John Farnham, ELO, Toni Childs, Katie Noonan, Tim Freedman, Cezary Skubizewski, David Chisholm, James Hullick Bolt Ensemble, Chamber Made Opera, Skin Quartet and Aphids, as well as working freelance in professional Victorian orchestras.
Her compositions are broadcast and performed internationally. Caerwen is represented by the Australian Music Centre, having written for performers and ensembles such as the ACOCollective, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Arcko Symphonic, Inventi Ensemble, SiloSQ, Syzygy Ensemble, Collision Theory, Trio Tribade, Trio Denude, Speak Percussion, Trio Three, The Song Company, di Fraterniti di Solisti, Blair Harris and Caroline Almonte, Lyndon Watts, Marianne Rothschild, Miranda Hill, Dan Richardson, Ben Opie, Laila Engle, Ken Murray, Joel Brennan, Peter Dumsday, Fiona Burnett, and Brandon Ross.
Caerwen has worked as a composer, cellist and actor in Film, TV, Theatre and Dance including 3 feature films and multiple short films.
Caerwen is the recipient of multiple prizes and awards, teaches composition and cello at all levels of education, and is an Ambassador and Speaker for BeyondBlue.
Performed by Syzygy Ensemble